DIY Ornament Wreath

This Christmas ornament wreath is an easy DIY that's perfect for holiday home decor

I was getting into the holiday spirit over the weekend with my first craft project of the season, the ubiquitous ornament wreath. I’ve seen so many of these on Pinterest, but I never stopped to read any of the tutorials. So, here’s my version and I hope there isn’t an easier way of doing this out there already!


All you need to make this Christmas ornament wreath is a styrofoam wreath frame and some decorative Christmas ornaments

I got all my supplies from the dollar store and spent about $20 in total.  Depending on how full you want your wreath, you can expect to need between 100 and 150 ornaments in a variety of sizes.

The first thing you want to do is tie the ribbon around the wreath so that you’ll be able to hang it up. This will be covered with ornaments so it’s important that you do this first.  Then hot glue the biggest ornaments to the outside of the wreath structure.
Use hot glue to attach the Christmas ornaments to the wreath frame.

I realized half way through this step that it would have been a good idea to remove the metal pieces on the top of each ornament. So I did that for the rest of them!

When this step is complete, turn the wreath over and start filling it in with more ornaments.

Fill in the wreath frame with smaller ornaments around the center.

I balanced the wreath on some boxes to make it easier to turn the wreath without putting pressure on the ornaments on the side.

Once the wreath starts to look full, sit it upright and look for more gaps. Fill these in with the smallest ornaments.

Once the Ornament wreath is mostly full, fill in any gaps with smaller ornaments

Don’t forget to make sure the inside of the wreath doesn’t have gaps either!

You might notice smaller gaps in your filled-in ornament wreath. Fill these in with ribbon or smaller pieces.

You probably won’t get it perfect, but once it’s hung up you won’t notice the minor gaps!   I actually hung a piece of ribbon in front where I couldn’t fix a gap that was bothering me.

This DIY Christmas Ornament wreath is so simple and fun to put together, and it's perfect Christmas home decor!

I love that it matches the colors of my living room.  Did you notice the little Christmas tree on the mantel? I made that too with a cone form and some wool!

I chose ornaments for my wreath that matched my living room decor, making it the perfect Christmas piece!
Christmas Ornament Wreath

I hope you’ll get this fun project a shot yourself. I’d love to see you link up your own versions in the comments!

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  1. Jenna that wreath is beautiful! I’m so tempted to buy a rainbow of baubles so I can create one for every room in my house. Did it take a long time to make?

    1. Sammi, only about an hour once I had all the materials! I started and realized I didn’t have enough ornaments and had to go back to the dollar store lol.

  2. Wow!!! Your wreath is gorgeous and so elegant looking. I love the colors your chose. It makes your room look like a winter wonderland. Thanks for the great tutorial. Would you be willing to share this post and any of your other great ones at our Making Monday link party? We would love it and think our readers will, too. Thanks. Have a fantastic day. http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/making-monday-14/

    Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life

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